Top Modern History Quizzes & Trivia

They say that those who fail to study history are doomed to repeat it. Today, you have an opportunity to get ahead of the curve with our modern history trivia quizzes! We’ll take you on a journey through the world that we’ve all been a part of in one way or another.

Starting in the middle 20th century, going forward, there’s so much material available to challenge the limits of your knowledge that we can promise you’ll learn at least one or two new things along the way! Even if you can remember the history, you could always take a look at the same event through multiple lenses and perspectives to see modern history in an entirely new light! Then, once you’re done mastering our trivia quiz, you can share it with your friends and really see who has the best memory!

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Modern History Questions and Answers

  • What was the main ideological reason for the apartheid?
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  • True or False: Troy Neale states that the Akrikaners believed that is was impossible for different races and cultures to live as one
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  • Who conducted the research into the implementation of the official policy?
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  • Who was the last monarch of Hawaii?

  • In what year was the last monarch of Hawaii overthrown?

  • True or False. The US government directly overthrew the Hawaiian Monarchy and took over Hawaii.

  • What were the long-term and short-term causes of the opium war?

  • What were the requirements of the Treaty of Nanjing?

  • What is the difference between a refugee and an IDP (internally displaced person)?
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  • Why did many Tamils seek asylum from Sri Lanka before the war had begun?
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  • How many internally displaced persons were created by the Sri Lankan Civil War?
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